Many online casinos now offer their games to players who live in a number of different countries. These online casino players will often have different currencies where they live, and would prefer to gamble online using their local currency so as to avoid unfavorable exchange rates, and the confusion that can result from playing in a currency that is not well known to them.
There are some online casino software providers that ensure that players from all locations will feel comfortable playing in the online casinos for which they provide online casino software.
When an online casino offers players a choice of currency to play in, it is important to make the correct choice right from the start. While most online casinos will allow a change in the choice of currency, it is quicker and easier to simply make the correct choice when signing up with the online casino, and opening a real money account. Once a currency has been chosen, all the transactions that the player does with that online casino will be done in the currency that they have chosen.
When wanting to change a currency from the one that was originally chosen in the online casino sign up process, players usually need to first send a request to the online casino's customer support department. The player will most likely have to make sure to clear any bonuses that may be pending in the currency they wish to change from. The player will also have to withdraw any balance that remains in their online casino account, after which the online casino will be able to set up the new currency and let the player deposit funds in the new currency. For these reasons, it cannot be stressed how important it is to make sure to choose the currency in which you wish to play from the start.
Some online casinos will allow players to keep their credits, however, should the new currency be at a higher value, such as the GB Pound compared to the US Dollar, players will lose a portion of the bonus credits since each new credit has a higher value in GBP than the credits in USD.
There are certainly advantages to picking a currency that is used locally. Once a specific currency has been chosen for the player's online gambling financial transactions, the player will not only be familiar with the currency they are playing in, but will not lose out when changing money because of the exchange rates, and also will not have to pay any additional bank costs.
There are multi-currency online casinos that let their clients choose from one of many online casino currencies since they offer their casinos to players who reside in a large geographical region.